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    to write a short endorsement of

    I read Balko’s book prior to publication in order to blurb it, and after I was done, immediately wrote what struck me most about it.

    Submitted by David Kaminski from United States on 19/08/2014


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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